Product Type: Hershey's Food
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A Sweet Treat
Hershey's Reese's Cups
Member Name: johnpeter50
Hershey's Reese's Cups
Advantages: Good Texture, Value For Money, Generally Pleasing Flavour
Disadvantages: Too Sweet For Some
I have to start my review by stating that, traditionally, I’m not a great fan of peanut butter; I simply find it too strong a taste and too gooey for my liking. This would seem not to bode particularly well for a product that is essentially chocolate covered peanut butter. Yet, to my surprise I actually rather enjoyed Hershey’s Reese’s Cups!
Each packet contains two individual ‘Cups’ that are moderately large in size; whilst fairly flat, they still retain quite a considerable bulk, with both pieces individually wrapped in a dark ‘fairy cake’ style case; this extra sleeve is helpful when you are eating them in hot weather as they are prone to melting over your fingers.
The Cups have a fudge-like texture that’s strangely appealing, providing a good dose of what I call ‘mouth feel’. The chocolate and peanut butter dissolve nicely between the jaws to form a thick gloopy solid that feels strangely satisfying, if a little gritty.
Taste-wise, Reese’s Cups are pretty good. The chocolate is fairly light, yet not too milky, replicating the traditional Hershey’s style; the levels of cocoa are just about right for me, but Cadbury’s Milk Chocolate addicts may find that it’s just a little too much for them.
The peanut butter is very, very sweet; as a matter of fact, it's *too* sweet. Rather than balancing out the slight bitterness of the chocolate, it overpowers the other flavours, leaving an overwhelming sickly-saccharine aftertaste in the mouth and a personal desire to cleanse my palate with a glass of milk.
Fortunately, the overall flavour is saved thanks to the general nutty taste that permeates the product. This dulls the sweetness a little and helps to complement the chocolate, making the general taste result a positive one.
Lastly, I’d like to give a quick mention to the price; I managed to find a single packet for approximately 65p which I think is pretty good value for money. Whilst there doesn’t initially seem much there for the price, the Cups are suitably dense to provide a satisfying on-the-go snack.
In conclusion, Hershey’s Reese’s Cups are a great product for the chocoholics out there and those with a sweet tooth; however, your average person on the street may not be so easy to please. If you like the sugary intensity of, say, a Mars bar then I’d recommend giving Hershey’s Reese’s Cups a try; those not so keen on overly sweet snacks may want to look elsewhere.
Summary: A nice treat for those who like sugary sweets.
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